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Bertschire Health History

 

It is our opinion that aside from temperament, health is the most important consideration when planning a breeding.  For this reason, we would like to list the major health problems produced in our breeding program.  Every breeder has health problems in their lines (all dogs, purebred or mixed-breed are subject to genetic disorders), and quality breeders do their best to minimize the risk in every pedigree.  If a breeder tells you their lines are clear of all health problems, they are either not being truthful, or they simply have not discovered the problems yet.  We do not require that our pet owners submit OFA information, so some of this information will be lacking, but we do our best to learn of health issues in all of our litters.  We are supporters of open database health information and participate in the Flat Coated Retriever Society of America's new health database.  .  We invite anyone with additional factual information pertaining to health issues in these pedigrees to contact us with that information.

 

The Flat Coated Retriever Society of America (FCRSA) has been providing financial support for multiple health-related research projects over the year.  Abundant health information on our breed can be found here.    

 

Visit www.landofpuregold.com/cancer.htm  (click on cancer on the top menu) for a lot of good information on holistic and traditional care of canine cancer patients.

 

 

 

Litters are listed in chronological order.  If you have relevant health information to share, please email with details (at minimum, we need date of birth to accurately identify the litter your dog came from)

 

 

CH Sandpiper's Bravo X CH Bertschire's The One And Only: one dog-aggressive, all lived to at least 8 years of age, hypothyroidism, one luxating patella

 

CH. Athercroft Heirodynamic X CH Bertschire's The One And Only: - (litter whelped 6/93) all lived to at least 8 years of age

 

CH. Athercroft Vieux Dieux X CH Bertschire's The One And Only: one dog aggressive, one luxating patella

 

CH Longleaf Glenwan's Auto Pilot   X CH Bertschire's The One And Only: - (litter whelped 6/96) 3 dog aggressive; all lived to at least 9 years of age

 

CH Bertschire's Lord Of The Rings CDX X CH Bertschire's Blackberry Winter (co-breeder with Banquo): one death from cancer at age 4

 

 CH. Bertschire's Something Wicked X Ch. Bertschire's Color Coordinated: - (litter whelped 10/96) hypothyroidism; all lived to at least 9 years of age

 

CH Brandybuck Eclipse JH X CH Bertschire's Full Spectrum UDX TD JH WCX : (Spectra litter) - (litter whelped 9/96) multiple orthopedic problems (hip and patella), one death from cancer at 4 years of age, one death from cancer at age 6

 

 CH Bertschire's Final Analysis X CH Twin Oak's Joyeaux Noelle: - (litter whelped 9/97) one death from lymphoma at 5 years of age

 

CH Windfall's CAG Capt Maverick UDX SH - CH Bertschire's Bad To The Bone: - (litter whelped 3/99) one grade 1 patella, one death from hemangiosarcoma at 3 years of age, one borderline hip, one cancer death at age 7

 

CH Banquo's Strike Three X CH Bertschire's Last Picture Show (co-breeder with Banquo): one bilateral surgical patella, one death from cancer at age 3

 

CH Wyre River Joe Morgan JH WCX X CH Twin Oak's Joyeaux Noelle: - (litter whelped 12/99) one surgical patella, one death from cancer at 4 years of age, one death from lymphoma at 7 years of age

 

CH W & W Whitewater Lazer CDX JH X CH Bertschire's One Last Lick CD SH WCX (Spectra litter): no health problems reported

 

CH Windfall's Endelea Kwa Amani SH - CH Bertschire's Bad To The Bone: - (litter whelped 12/00) multiple orthopedic problems (hips, patellas and one grade 1 elbow dysplasia), multiple deaths from/diagnoses of cancer at 6 and 7 years of age

 

 Almanza Screwdriver X CH Twin Oaks Joyeaux Noelle: - (litter whelped 5/01) one death from lymphoma at 5 years of age; one bloat/GDV survived at one yr of age; one bloat/GDV (survived) at age 8 yrs

 

CH Quillquest Waterboy X CH Bertschire's Last Picture Show (co-bred with Banquo; litter whelped 11/01): one death from adenocarcinoma at 6 years of age

 

CH Twin Oaks Spring Formal X CH Bear Country X-File JH WCX:  - (litter whelped 8/02)  one death from benign brain tumor

 

CH Twin Oaks Spring Formal X CH Bertschire's One Last Lick CD SH (Spectra litter):  one diagnosed with lymphoma at 7 yrs of age, one death at age 7 from histiocytic sarcoma

 

CH Huntlane Purdey of Birdmark X CH Bertschire's Bad To The Bone:  (Spectra litter)  one euthanized at 5 mos for bilateral luxating patellas

 

Athercroft Gleaux In The Dark X CH Bertschire's One Last Lick CD SH: (Spectra litter)  - (litter whelped 2/03) one cancer death at age 5, one cancer death at age 6

 

CH Bertschire's Bad Bad Leroy Brown X CH Bertschire's Serena Williams JH WCX:  - (litter whelped 2/03) one diagnosed with lymphoma at 5 yrs of age

 

BISS CH Steelriver Could It Be Magic JH X CH Bertschire's Serena Williams JH WCX: - (litter whelped 10/03) one death from histiocytic sarcoma at 5 yrs of age; one death from histiocytic sarcoma at 8 yrs of age

 

BISS CH Steelriver Could It Be Magic JH X Bertschire's Venus Williams  - (litter whelped 10/03) one cancer death at 7 yrs of age

 

CH Bertschire Absolut Decision CDX JH X BISS CH Huntlane Under The Sea JH - (litter whelped 05/04) one death from lymphoma at age 5, one death from hemangiosarcoma at age 7

 

CH Flat Castle's Happy Hour X Bertschire's Venus Williams  - (litter whelped 10/04) one diagnosed with cauda equina in 2010

 

CH Swallowsflight Excalibur's Enigma x BISS CH Huntlane Under The Sea JH - (litter whelped 6/05) - one overshot bite, one case of entropion, one death from seizure disease at age 4

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Kindred Spirit SH WCX x BISS CH Huntlane Under The Sea JH - (litter whelped 6/05) - no health problems reported

 

CH Comic's Catman Dooley JH x Swallowsflight Coal Dust Diva - (litter whelped 8/05) - 2 with cleft palates, one death from histiocytic sarcoma at 5 yrs of age, one death from histiocytic sarcoma at 8 yrs of age

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatanere JH WC x Bertschire Beretta - (litter whelped 2/06) - three littermates are hypothyroid

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Jet To Bertschire JH WCX x CH Bertschire Dutch Treat - (litter whelped 12/06) - one with contact allergies, two survived bloat/GDV at 4 yrs of age

 

CH Wingmaster's Intense Suspense UD JH  X CH Swallowsflight Coal Kissing Kaper - (litter whelped 12/06) - one diagnosed with elbow dysplasia

 

Beauty Night's Powerful X Swallowsflight Zodiac Zorra (co-bred with Rustic - litter whelped 5/07) - one with moderate hip dysplasia; one grade 4 patella

 

CH Flat Castle's Olympic Torch JH X BISS CH Huntlane Under The Sea JH (single puppy whelped 10/19/07), hit and killed by car at age 7

 

CH Bertschire Fly By Night JH X CH Swallowsflight Coal Kissing Kaper JH (litter whelped 4/08) - one incorrect temperament

 

CH Bertschire Horse Power JH WC x Swallowsflight Zodiac Zorra (litter whelped 8/08) - one death from lymphoma at age 5

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Kindred Spirit SH WCX x Swallowsflight Zodiac Zorra (litter whelped 8/08) - no health problems reported

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Jet To Bertschire JH WCX x Brookestone Believe It Or Not (litter whelped 12/08) - one with suspected legg-perthes disease

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Kindred Spirit SH WCX x CH Bertschire House On Fire (litter whelped 4/09) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire Horse Power JH WC x Flat-Tyre's Does Your Mother Know (litter whelped 6/09) - one survived bloat/GDV  at 2 yrs of age

 

CH Bertschire Independence JH x CH Bertschire Just An Angel JH WC (litter whelped 5/10)- no health problems reported

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Jet To Bertschire JH WCX x CH Bertschire Ka-Ching JH WC (litter whelped 07/10) - no health problems reported

 

CH Torwood Ace Dresser JH x CH Swallowsflight Coal Kissing Kaper JH (litter whelped 7/10) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bearstream Am Bernard x CH Bertschire House On Fire (litter whelped 5/11) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire High Velocity JH WC x CH Bertschire Just An Angel JH WCX  (litter whelped 1/12) - no health problems reported.

 

CH Flat Castle's Aristolochia Durior x CH Bertschire House On Fire (litter whelped 5/12) – one grade 1 patella

 

CH Flat Castle's Aristolochia Durior x CH Flat Castle's Blue Ocean Bayou (litter whelped 2/13) - no health problems reported

 

Flat-Tyre's Why-S-Tle Blow x Starworker's Questions To Be Asked (litter whelped 2/13) - no health problems reported

 

GCH Bertschire Pyromania x CH Bertschire Ka-Ching JH (litter whelped 6/13) - no health problems reported

 

CH Flat Castle’s Aristolochia Durior x CH Flat Castle’s Blue Ocean Bayou (litter whelped 2/13) – no health problems reported.

GCH Bertschire Pyromania x CH Bertschire Just An Angel JH WCX (litter whelped 8/13) - no health problems reported.

CH Flat Castle’s Aristolochia Durior x GCH Bertschire Light As A Feather (whelped 03/14) – no health problems reported.

CH Huntlane Hot Toddy x CH Bertschire Tangled Web – (litter whelped 03/14) – no health problems reported

 

 

 

Litters produced with our stud dogs:

 

CH Bertschire's Obsidian Shadow UD SH WCX x CH Sandpiper's Can't Stop The Rain (breeder - Wyre River) - one dog aggressive

 

CH Bertschire's Blac N Blue CDX JH WCX x CH Sandpiper's Can't Stop The Rain (breeder - Wyre River) - no health problems reported

 

CH. Bertschire's Something Wicked x CH Blazin's Alluvion Solitaire: (breeder - Blazin)  - one death from cancer at 6 years of age

 

CH Bertschire's Bad Bad Leroy Brown x CH Blazin's Alluvion Solitaire (breeder - Blazin): no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire's Bad Bad Leroy Brown x CH Huntlane Hakuna Matata SH WCX (breeder - Huntlane): one possible luxating patella, one death from cancer at age 5, one diagnosed with lymphosarcoma at 7 years of age

 

CH Bertschire's Bad Bad Leroy Brown x CH Echoic If I Had Wings SH (breeder - Echoic): no health problems reported

 

BISS CH Steelriver Could It Be Magic JH X CH Wingmaster's Free Will SH UD (breeder - Wingmaster): no health problems reported

 

BISS CH Steelriver Could It Be Magic JH X CH Huntlane Hakuna Matata SH (breeder - Huntlane): one diagnosed with mild hip dysplasia; one death from histiocytic sarcoma at age 6

 

BISS CH Steelriver Could It Be Magic JH X  CH Grousemoor Autumn Colors (breeder - Grousemoor): one with a grade 4 patella

 

CH Bertschire's Bad Bad Leroy Brown X CH Cantilli's Millenium Surprise (breeder - Cantilli) - no health problems reported

 

CH Swallowsflight Excalibur's Enigma X CH Glenwan's Bewitched (breeder - Glenwan) - no health problems reported

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Kindred Spirit SH WCX x CH Morrieland Spring TD SH OA OAJ WC - (breeder - Whitland) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire's Bad Bad Leroy Brown X CH Cantilli's Millenium Surprise (breeder - Cantilli) - no health problems reported (repeat breeding)

 

CH Swallowsflight Excalibur's Enigma X CH Huntlane K'mander Surf Scoter (breeder - Huntlane) - one overshot bite

 

CH Swallowsflight Excalibur's Enigma X Kaydin's Gypsy Wind (breeder - Kaydin) - one death from malignant histiocytosis at 4 yrs of age

 

CH Bertschire's Flew The Coop x CH Cantilli's Moon Pie (breeder - Spectra) - one death from mast cell tumor at 4 yrs of age

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC X Kaydin's Finding Faith (breeder - Kaydin) - no health problems reported

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC X Swallowsflight Brown Chocotoffee - (breeder - Brookestone) no health problems reported

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC X CH Cloud Dancer's Keep On The Faith (breeder - Huntlane) - no health problems reported

 

CH Cloud Dancer's Kindred Spirit SH WCX X CH Petersfield Waterhouse Blues (breeder - Petersfield) - no health problems reported

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC X CH Merganser's Wildfire Whiz-Bang (breeder - Dare) - no health problems reported

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC  X CH Suncoast Cassiopeia (breeder - Suncoast) -no health problems reported

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC X Flat Castle's Luck Be A Lady (breeder - FlatOut) - one diagnosed with bilateral luxating patellas

 

CH Serilde Qualcosadatenere JH WC X Wingmaster's Ice Cap (breeder - Wingmaster) - no health problems reported

 

CH Flat Castle's Olympic Torch JH X CH Bertschire Spilled The Beans SH AX AXJ - (breeder - Sidekick) - one death from lymphoma at 2 years of age, one death from osteosarcoma at 4 years of age

 

CH Flat Castle's Olympic Torch JH X CH Alidar Before Dawn (breeder - Alidar) - one diagnosed with triscupid valve dysplasia

 

CH Flat Castle's Olympic Torch JH  X Bertschire Evolution JH (breeder - Rustic) - one prelim'ed mildly dysplastic

 

CH Flat Castle's Olympic Torch  JH X CH Cloud Dancer's Keep On The Faith (breeder - Huntlane) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire Fly By Night JH X Destiny You Gotta Love Henley (breeder - Wilkinson) - no health problems reported

 

CH Swallowsflight Excalibur's Enigma X Knightcastle Spyders From Moun (breeder- Knightcastle) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire Horse Power JH X CH Kistryl Ona Swedish Holiday (breeder - Kistryl) – one death from histiocytic sarcoma at 5 yrs of age

 

CH Bertschire Horse Power JH X CH Wyndswept's Jaded (breeder - Wyndswept) – one death from heamngiosarcoma at 4 yrs of age

 

CH Bertschire's Just One Look CD JH RE X  CH Crossraguel Iona Rose (breeder- Crossraguel) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire Good Grief Gromit JH X CH Bertschire Light As A Feather (breeder - Third Brock) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire Independence JH RN X CH Bertschire Honeymoon Magic JH OA NAJ NF (breeder - Moonstone) - no health problems reported

 

CH Bertschire Horse Power JH X CH Shannara's Earth Wind And Fire (breeder - Bouthilet) - one death from renal dysplasia at 13 wks of age

 

CH Bertschire Horse Power JH X CH Bear Country Valentine Day Fun SH - (breeder ) - no health problems reported

 

 

Litters related to our pedigrees, with significant health information (posted with permission)

 

CH Quillquest Waterboy X CH Banquo's Triple Play CDX JH  (breeder - Brookestone):  one cancer death at 3 years of age

 

 

CH Maple Manse's Ruff & Trump X CH Bertschire Not Even A Mouse (breeder- Riverwind) one cancer death at 3 years of age